This is exactly what the Oilers are doing to Struds. Great Analogy!
Actually no . Its a rather simplistic and obvious analogy that belittles the intention of the thread and the efforts of the player .
Ask yourself this Merry ... which Oilers would you say have not performed significantly worse than your expectations at the start of the season ? In other words name the players that have at least met your expectations . When doing that evaluation please take into account the role you imagined the player assuming on the team prior to the start of the season . Considering the seasons of Hemsky and Souray writeoffs due to injury , I would say Penner , Potulny , Gagner , Smid and probably Strudwick and Staios .
Not that those guys have been world beaters . That was never the point of the thread . Perhaps if I put it this way you will understand .... Strudwick has surpassed my (low) expectations for his play this season . Not many guys on the team have come even close to that .